The Self-Service & Kiosk Show took place at the Orlando, Fla., Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center, Feb. 13-14, 2006.
The afternoon of the first day was capped off by a reception for the approximately 600 attendees and exhibitors.
Guests enjoyed food from multiple buffet lines.
Drink serving stations.
A couple of attendees enjoyed the amenities while strolling by the booth of anchor partner KIOSK Information Systems.
The show floor offered ample space to imbibe, examine exhibits or simply talk among colleagues.
Star Micronics sponsored the bags, one of which the gentleman is holding.
The Doubletree staff was efficient and friendly, as this man�s smile succinctly evidences.
Jeff Doerr, an account executive with show organizer NetWorld Alliance, toasted the camera as he strode off to meet with exhibitors and attendees.
Representatives from anchor sponsor Palm Desert National Bank and show partner Vero spent some of the opening reception poised to answer questions.
The reception was given a classy feel not only by the quality exhibitors and attendees, but small touches like these candles.
Exhibitors were invited to a special lunch on the first day, where information about the show and tasty deserts was on the menu.
Representatives from PQI Corp. (left) and anchor partner Source Technologies attended the exhibitor luncheon. Corporate Safe Specialists on hand with their rugged cash-management safe systems, designed to not only provide a safe harbor for cash but also s
Bob Fincher, executive vice president of sales and marketing for NetWorld Alliance, explained some of the unique ways the show maximized value for exhibitors and attendees alike.
Vero, a provider of automated check-cashing solutions, sent Lynn Holland to represent the company with show partner Palm Desert National Bank.
eWait, a Norway-based newcomer to the U.S. self-service market, demonstrated its stylishly functional CT model kiosks with USB and ear-plug jacks, Web cam, 17-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hybrid card swipe.
5point-Fivepoint LLC demonstrated its Silhouette and inSight kiosks, touting its adaptability to deployer and consumer needs. The units use scalable architecture and flexible hardware to deliver what 5point calls a holistic user experience.
D2 Sales announced a partnership to provide kiosk enclosures for PlascoID's BioPark Pass System and unveiled the Brand Builder Series kiosk, its newest stock, semi-custom kiosk built to meet diverse branding needs
Diebold's Premier Services division marketed its custodial, preventative and break/fix services.
Elo TouchSystems brought a number of its touchmonitors to the show, including the new 1537L 15-inch rear-mount. This latest model, dubbed an entry-level choice by the company, is aimed at kiosk, gaming and light shop-floor automation.
Electronic Systems Protection was on hand to talk about the importance of surge protection and power filtration.
Euro Touch Kiosks, a newly established American division of an established European kiosk company, showed its streamlined, general-purpose indoor and outdoor units.
Expand Networks gave attendees information on its IT infrastructure, which serves a diverse range of customers from Continental Airlines to Motorola to the U.S. Department of Defense.
FlyTech showcased its modular kiosk lines, including the polished stainless steel K892. The units can accommodate a variety of hardware, including card payment, printing, DVD burning, any photo storage card reader and Bluetooth.
Geist Manufacturing brought samples from its enormous catalog of power distribution units, from horizontal and vertical power distribution to switches and mounting hardware.
Graphic Systems Inc. showcased digital signage. The AdView Dynamic Messenger could run news feeds and interactive productions.
Hand Held Products exhibited its 8560 Minikiosk with 5.7-inch screen. The unit has virtually no footprint, touchscreen navigation and an advanced barcode reader that can read almost any linear or 2D barcode.
HECON demonstrated units from its substantial catalog of thermal printers. The company, which recently celebrated its 40th birthday, specializes in rugged thermal printers for gas pump, kiosk and other unattended installations.
KING Products & Solutions Inc. demonstrated several of its kiosks and software packages, including the dual screen Plynth G5, a sleek touchscreen unit with an additional digital sign mounted on arms above head level.
ParTech allowed customers a glimpse of its visually striking ViGo POS system, designed for harsh restaurant environments. The system features 18-gauge steel construction and a special emphasis on ergonomic design.
KioskLogix Inc. unveiled its new BizCenterLOGIX solution, an integrated business center kiosk combining a Lexmark X-422 multifunction device and its NetStopPro kiosk browser.
KioWare showed its HTML-enabled kiosks designed to use companies pre-existing Web-based software so companies can avoid the expense of redeveloping existing HTML applications for kiosk deployment.
Immersion Corp. showed its next-generation force feedback touchscreen technology, TouchSense. The hardware simulates touching a real button.
KIOSK Information Systems brought a number of applications to its anchor booth, including a highly customizable bill-payment kiosk and several of its rugged enclosure designs.
KIOSK Information Systems also showcased a new look at the show. The company last year acquired a handy new URL, www.kiosk.com.
La Gard displayed several generations of locks, from its mid-century era combination lock to its contemporary key-coded, audit-enabled electronic locks to its next-generation, remote-manageable Navigator lock with neither buttons nor dials.
Nanonation's booth was decked with some head-turning "picture frames" that were built around slim digital displays, allowing the dynamic updating of artwork.
Executives from Netkey were on hand to tout the benefits of the latest version of its kiosk and signage management software suite, Netkey 6.5.
New Edge Networks, a CISP-compliant business network provider, touted its ability to provide secure managed data networks worldwide. The company operates one of the largest ATM networks in the world.
Palm Desert National Bank's enormous booth showcased three of its vertical partners as examples of its wide array of transaction and cash management services.
Planar showed its 17-inch and 19-inch touchscreen monitors, as well as the sci-fi-esque DS15 Integrated Marketing Solution, designed for point-of-sale and point-of-purchase marketing.
PQI Corp. allowed attendees a close-up look at its DiskOnModule brand of flash memory.
RealTime Shredding president Amanda Verrie said consumers who get behind with at-home shredding find their machine useful to catch up.
RealTime Shredding demonstrated its 600 lb-per-hour industrial strength self-service shredder, made for deployment in malls and high foot-traffic areas.
Solectron co-demonstrated the automated DVD rental kiosk it built for redbox
SolvPort offered information on its ATM and kiosk service programs. The company's services include back-office technical support, monitoring, field technical service, installation and project management.
SmartPower Systems showcased its line of power supplies and accessories, including the SBK/SBP-TBF uninterruptible power supply and the PC Series of power conditioners, which feature brownout and "prolonged over-voltage" protection.
Apunix Computer Services demonstrated a number of its real-world kiosk applications. President Sylvia Berens (center) emphasized that her company builds its products around open-source, extensible services and platforms.
Source Technologies brought several kiosks from its "concourse" product family. Patrons were able to sample how Source Technologies facilitates real-time financial services like bill payment and check cashing
Star Micronics America demonstrated several of its kiosk printers, which have been used for solutions in airline travel, gaming and ATMs.
Peter Honebein, co-author of Creating Do-It-Yourself Customers and two-time speaker at The Self-Service & Kiosk Show, visited the booth of anchor partner St. Clair Interactive.
Technical Transportation Inc. offered information on its "white glove" delivery service for kiosks, ATMs and other large electronic devices.
Info Touch Technologies Tio financial services kiosk was on display at the booth of anchor partner Palm Desert National Bank.
Transaction Network Services touted its transaction data delivery capabilities. Vice president of self-service solutions Kent Phillips said the company has relationships with every broadband provider in the country.
Sandra Hartfield, president of Palm Desert National Bank's Electronic Banking Division, delivered After the Transaction: What You Need to Know About Deploying Financial Services Kiosks.
Keynote speaker Janelle Barlow (far right, in red) continued talking with the audience of her seminar, Bringing Your Brand to Life in Your Self-Service Project, long after it had concluded.
James Bickers, editor of self-service technology for NetWorld Alliance, interacted with the audience during his presentation, 10 Great Self-Service Deployments and What You Can Learn from Them.
NetWorld Alliance executive vice president of sales and marketing Bob Fincher took questions from attendees of his talk, The State of the Art in Kiosk & Self-Service Solutions.
Kerry Bodine, an analyst with Forrester Research, spoke to a packed room the first day of the show. Her seminar was entitled, The Kiosk Environment: Strategies to Increase Kiosk Visibility, Foot Traffic and User Comfort.
Peter Honebein, co-author of Creating Do-It Yourself Customers, discussed self-service strategies in his talk, Four Pillars of Satisfaction When Customers Do the Work.
Alex Richardson of Selling Machine Partners gave a talk entitled, Trends in Assisted Selling Applications at Major Retailers.
Serving the Cash-Preferred Demographic with Financial Services Kiosks was the topic for Hahmed Shabazzi, Info Touch Technologies.
Robert Ventresca, Netkey, instructed his audience how to avoid the five most common oversights found in self-service.
At the show, David Drain, left, made his official debut as executive director of The Self-Service & Kiosk Association.
The staff of The Self-Service & Kiosk Show gathers at its conclusion, already making plans for their next event, in San Antonio, Sept. 28-29, 2006.